The Plaza Hotel Debuts Plaza-Opoly
New York, NY Monday, July 21, 2014
New exclusive board game launches this summer with an interactive exploration of New York City’s most renowned hotel.
This summer The Plaza hotel will capture the hearts of tried and true New Yorkers, travelers and fans alike with the debut of Plaza-opoly- a new board game exclusive to the hotel. This one-of-a-kind game harkens back to the property’s culturally rich history and ongoing tradition of defining luxury with a modern spirit. Players can buy, sell and trade the most coveted suites, restaurants, services and shops all gathered under one historic roof.
Beginning July 1st, players will be able to reminisce and relive some of The Plaza’s most celebrated spaces and moments, as players transport themselves right into the heart of New York City to begin their adventure. True to form, the game features Plaza-inspired instructions, playing cards and themed board spaces. Players can challenge one another to become the wealthiest winner by purchasing hotel-branded squares all while indulging in a whirlwind of excitement through the landmark’s timeless, captivating and unforgettable adventures.
Travel the board with one of six game tokens of classic characters and amenities inspired by The Plaza, including: Eloise’s pug dog Weenie, her turtle Skipperdee, a luxury car, champagne bottle, tea cup and (The Big) apple. After checking in at the Front Desk, players roll the dice to move around the entire board and begin their journey through the wondrous world of The Plaza via The Rose Club, The Eloise Suite, The Plaza Food Hall and even Home Alone 2-- a pop culture favorite filmed at the hotel. Players can take their winnings straight to the bank and purchase their favorite Plaza destinations such The Champagne Bar, explore The Great Gatsby in The Fitzgerald Suite, The Grand Ballroom and The Shinn Murals. Each space has a corresponding Title Deed Card that provides a value and details of each of the location. Gamers are further drawn into the world of The Plaza with cards such as “Order Room Service,” “Carriage Ride in Central Park,” The Grand Army Plaza and more. However, gamers have to play their cards right to avoid being sent to Hotel Security.
“We are thrilled to announce Plaza-opoly and are excited to offer an entertaining, multi-generational board game that highlights the opulent history of the property,” says Kristin Franzese, Executive Vice President of Retail at The Plaza. “The game has been saturated with the true fabric of The Plaza with an emphasis on details down to the very last player piece. The game furthers The Plaza Hotel’s iconic role in New York and beyond while allowing guests to take a piece of the hotel home in a way never experienced before.”
Plaza-opoly players will experience the property’s past and present through the “Now and Then” cards that take guests on a journey of historic moments and locations throughout the hotel. Move ahead of opponents with a “Now” card by heading to The Palm Court for afternoon tea, or travel back in time with a “Then” card, advancing to The Terrace Room, where Marilyn Monroe once had an infamous wardrobe malfunction, sneak into The Beatles’ Press Conference or receive an invitation to the coveted Black & White Ball.
This timeless game allows any Plaza admirer to experience the ultimate destination with family and friends at their leisure. Plaza-opoly is available for purchase at The Plaza Boutique in The Plaza and retails at $60.00.
About The Plaza Hotel
As one of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Plaza Hotel has set the standard for luxury and service since first opening its doors in 1907. Ideally situated on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, The Plaza Hotel’s prestigious address continues to define elegance with unmatched service and an ever-evolving modern sensibility. A true Urban Resort, The Plaza Hotel boasts an extraordinary portfolio of refined experiences. Lifestyle, beauty and wellness offerings cater to guests and locals alike, and include a world-class retail collection with The Shops at The Plaza, the flagship location of Warren-Tricomi Salon, the only U.S. Caudalie Vinotherapie® Spa, and the preeminent integrative medical and fitness center, LA PALESTRA. The Palm Court provides a quintessential New York experience with its famed Afternoon Tea, and the opulent Grand Ballroom continues to host the world’s most memorable events. The Plaza Hotel is also home to The Champagne Bar, The Rose Club and The Plaza Food Hall, a 30,000 square foot culinary oasis anchored by The Todd English Food Hall. Designated as a New York City Landmark in 1969, this timeless destination is also the only New York City hotel to be selected as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza Hotel is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit www.fairmont.com/theplaza.
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 65 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Fairmont balances the company’s economic, environmental and social priorities and provides the framework for responsible hotel operations through the Sustainability Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.
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